Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an open queueing network with finite buffers to model a remanufacturing system. The system consists of three modules, viz., a testing module for returned products, a disposition module for non-reusable returns and a remanufacturing module. We analyze the network using the decomposition principle and the expansion methodology. The model has been shown to be very rigorous and remarkably accurate. An example is presented to illustrate the use of the model.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Newport, Rhode Island, March 24-26, pp. 83-85, 1999

Keywords

End of life products, Buffers

Subject Categories

Recycling (Waste (etc.))

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

1999

Rights Information

Copyright 1999, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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